Govt uses Bell helicopter for anti- locust chemical spraying

 To repel locusts from damaging crops, a Bell Helicopter took its first sortie on the 4th of July in 65 RD Banda area of Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan and completed its mission of chemical spraying in targeted areas, thereby strengthening locust control activities. Control operations have been done in 1,35...Read more

AgBiome secures patent protection for new ‘Connate product ‘  

     AgBiome announced a recent patent directed toward the Connate product line granted in the United States, further strengthening AgBiome’s IP Protection around novel product offerings. Connate products, currently in development, have the same biological component such as Howler fungicide ...Read more

Bayer receives US EPA approval for Rejuvra™ herbicide  

    The Vegetation Management business within Bayer CropScience LP, announces that Rejuvra™ herbicide was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The herbicide is federally registered for controlling invasive weed species on rangeland, CRP land and natural areas, including gra...Read more

FMC Corporation ties up with Cyclica Inc to improve research efficiency

FMC Corporation has entered into a collaboration with Cyclica Inc to accelerate and improve the efficiency of discovering new crop protection chemistry. This is among the first of several new technology collaborations and approaches that FMC is pursuing to expand its research of novel active ingredients that prote...Read more

Farmhannong launches TODOMEBAS MF herbicide in Japan  

   New Premix formulation “TODOMEBAS MF” liquid containing Farmhannong’s Metamifop launched in Japan.  The third-generation product, “TODOMEBAS MF” liquid, made by Farmhannong’s original molecule Metamifop, was launched in Japan by Farmhannong’s partner, Ka...Read more

Enko Chem raises $45 mn to develop AI backed crop protection solutions  

      Enko Chem, which harnesses machine learning to help farmers sustainably protect their crops from pests and disease, has raised $45 million. Founder and CEO Jacqueline Heard said the funds will be used to expand the Boston-based startup’s technology platform and ready its pipeline of c...Read more

Sharda Cropchem reports 34.10% rise in net profit in Q4 FY20  

      Net profit of Sharda Cropchem rose 34.10% to Rs 141.65 crore in the quarter ended March 2020 as against Rs 105.63 crore during the previous quarter ended March 2019. Sales rose 14.71% to Rs 875.56 crore in the quarter ended March 2020 as against Rs 763.30 crore during the previous quarter ...Read more

FAO lauds India’s successful use of drones to combat desert locusts

     Under the Make in India initiative, the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers’ Welfare (DAC&FW) is indigenously developing a vehicle mounted Ultra Low Volume, ULV sprayer for locust control.  The Mechanization and Technology Division of DAC&FW got a prototyp...Read more

RNAissance Ag LLC acquires ag -biotech start up RNAgri

TechAccel LLC, the private technology and equity Development Company in agriculture and animal health, has recently announced its subsidiary RNAissance Ag LLC has completed an asset acquisition of RNAgri Inc., a Saint Louis-based ag biotech start-up.  RNAgri has developed a platform for the cost-effective pr...Read more

UPL Ltd welcomes decision allowing manufacture of 27 agrochemicals for exports  

    The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's welfare issued an addendum on 13th June 2020, to its notification issued on 14th May 2020, allowing the manufacture of 27 agrochemicals for export purposes.  In recent, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar announced that “The agriculture mini...Read more

Crop protection industry appeals Govt for a phase out plan about pesticides ban  

     Senior professionals of the Crop Protection Industry, Kannan K Unni, Former Vice Chairman of Aventis Crop Science and Chairman Emeritus, Crop Life India;  V Ramachandra Kaundinya, Former Managing Director of Cyanamid Agro and Former Chairman of Indian Crop Protection Association; Dr Vija...Read more

Govt to permit exports of banned pesticides on case-to-case basis:  Narendra Singh Tomar  

   Addressing a webinar organised by industry body FICCI and Dhanuka Agritech on agro-chemicals, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said, “The agriculture ministry will permit exports of pesticides that are banned for sales in the domestic market on a case to case basis.”  He sa...Read more